wastewater management Articles

  • MSW Management: Safely Countering the Rise of Landfill Odors

    One of the core challenges of landfill and compost site management is fighting the rise of foul odors. In addition, as communities expand further out from previous areas, they eventually become neighbors to landfills – calling for a comprehensive odor-control approach to countering odor complaints. In fact, compared to other industrial applications such as wastewater treatment and asphalt ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • World Water Magazine: Tackling Wastewater Treatment Odors and Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions in the Middle East

    With round-the-year hot temperatures, wastewater treatment facilities in the Middle East have to deal with a wide-range of odor challenges. In addition, high-levels of hydrogen sulfide emissions can be problematic due to excessive heat, and potentially be dangerous to plant employees and neighboring residences. With summertime temperatures often above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, sewage also ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • What are the best companies for Zero Liquid Discharge Equipment and Technology?

    With an increasing push for environmental protection, many industrial facilities and effluent regulators are making decisions that lessen their impact on the environment and human health. Changes and implementations are constantly being discussed and met both nationally and internationally to change the way industrial facilities discharge waste, and it is important to know which companies are the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Combining surface aeration and diffused aeration improves chemical effluent quality

    “The greatest advantage we see with the Aire-O2 Tritons, is the aeration tank does not need to be emptied in order to maintain the equipment; saving us both time and resources and with no interruption to production.” Overview Daurala Organics Limited, a chemical producer in Daurala, India, manages 1600 m3/d flow in their activated sludge process plant. Daurala has ...

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Integrated Wastewater Management

    ' Appropriate wastewater management, within an overall water resources management program, is essential to responsible use of the environment and to affordable provision of services. Such management programs are best developed at a river basin or sub-catchment level. An approach is outlined for developing a wastewater strategy and an implementation plan for a river basin.' Integrated ...


  • Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure Management

    Explains how to optimize the operation of water supply systems and the related advances in SCADA – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition – systems Examines the advances in design and construction methods such as BIM – Building Information Modeling Explains municipal budgeting, chain of planning, programming, and other related subjects Includes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The importance of wastewater force main management

    Condition assessment and management of wastewater force mains has historically been challenging for operators. Conventional methods (e.g. visual inspection, sonar and laser profiling) do not provide a comprehensive condition assessment because they do not quantify the loss of structural capacity. As WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago approaches, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Analysis of wastewater management in the Florida Keys

    Maintaining water quality in the Florida Keys is vital to the area’s economy. However, the lack of sewage infrastructure has degraded nearshore water quality. The Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan outlines strategies to improve sewage infrastructure to meet the State of Florida’s 2010 effluent standards. This paper assesses the progress of the Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Emerging Technologies for Wastewater Biosolids Management

    This guide will help municipal wastewater treatment system owners and operators find information on emerging biosolids management technologies. Featured technologies can be used to reduce the volume of residuals to be managed, produce stabilized biosolids that can be used to help improve soil fertility and tilth, or promote the recovery of energy from biosolids. Technical and cost data for more ...

  • The Importance of Wastewater Force Main Management

    Condition assessment and management of wastewater force mains has historically been challenging for operators. Conventional methods (e.g. visual inspection, sonar and laser profiling) do not provide a comprehensive condition assessment because they do not quantify the loss of structural capacity. As WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago approaches, ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Improved Wastewater Management for Electroplating: Premier Plating Company

     A custom-designed waste water management system is saving Premier Plating Company $14,400 a year on the cost of treatment and disposal of waste produced by the electroplating process. The company has also reduced water consumption at its plants by a massive 2.2 million litres per year. The system cost only $15,000, so the company’s investment has been paid back in less than a year. The ...


  • Flavour Industry Wastewater Management Case Study

    This study is carried out to propose an appropriate treatment technology for wastewater discharged from a flavor production factory. Industrial wastewater discharged from this factory ranges between 50–70 m3/d with an average value of 60 m3/d. The major source of pollution in this factory is due to cleaning of the vessels therefore the treatment has been carried out on the end-of pipe wastewater. ...


    By Springer

  • Guide for Wastewater Management in Rural Villages in China

    This Guide is intended to be a useful resource for Chinese policy makers and practitioners. It includes a review of historical and current policies and practices related to wastewater management in rural China. The guide outlines a framework and strategies for establishing municipal and village level wastewater management programs in line with the country's New Socialist Countryside Initiative. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water and wastewater management technologies through the centuries

    The aim of this paper is to propose a journey through the history of water and wastewater management technologies in the ancient civilizations, a sort of Appian Way (“Via Appia”, the “regina longarum viarum”) through the Centuries. Moreover, this paper is a sort of short summary of papers presented in the first two IWA Specialty Conferences on Water and Wastewater Technologies in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Better Management of Wastewater: Smiths Snackfood Company

     A consultancy study of company operations involved staff at all levels of the organisation and led to greater environmental awareness and significant cost savings and environmental benefits. Initial projects focussed on reducing solids in effluent to eliminate overloading of the wastewater treatment plant servicing the potato and corn processing lines. The initiatives taken have resulted in ...


  • China - Guide for wastewater management in rural villages in China

    There is an urgent need to provide practical guidelines for Chinese decision makers and officials to better understand the key issues and constraints related to rural wastewater management and to identify feasible solutions and tools to improve the performance and sustainability of these projects. To address these needs, the World Bank has developed this guide for wastewater management in rural ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Decentralized wastewater management in Kieu Ky Vietnam

    1. Overview and Key Points In order to eliminate the common ‘out of sight out of mind approach’ in sanitation, whereby sewers and/or drains are discharged into rivers, a Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System (DEWATS) was designed and implemented in Kieu Ky to treat wastewaters arising residential properties and various craft industries. A clear understanding of topography, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Pipe Wall Assessment

    After completing a preliminary analysis and preliminary force main survey, operators can begin to do complete a more thorough assessment of their force main inventory. In the third of four posts about wastewater force main management, we look at the most effective method of pipe wall ...


    By Pure Technologies

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